Looking for a beeswax free lip balm option? Here it is! Many lip balm recipes include beeswax to harden the balm. Vegans do not use beeswax as it is an animal product. In this recipe I just use the natural firmness of mango butter for a fabulous lip balm that is vegan friendly.
Another thing to love about this recipe is the sheer simplicity of it. Only 3 ingredients are required (2 if you want to skip the essential oil and make an unscented lip balm).
Grapefruit Essential Oil has a wonderful citrus aroma and that is the reason I chose it for this recipe. You can read more about the uses & benefits of grapefruit oil, click here.
Mango butter is one of my favorite butters to use on my skin, and lips. I love the silkiness of it, plus it really doesn't have an odor. Let explore more.
Why Use Mango Butter for Lip Balm?
Mango butter is a completely plant-based ingredient from pure mango and is extremely nourishing to skin.
Here are more benefits:
- Long lasting all natural lip moisturizer
- Light texture and non-greasy makes it suburb for lip balms
- Easily glides on and absorbs into the lips with ease
- Loaded with vitamins like A and E, essential fatty acids, and natural antioxidants
Read More: Mango Butter Benefits
Why Use Jojoba Oil for Lip Balm
This is an absolute favorite carrier oil for me, here are just a few reasons I chose it for this recipe:
- Lightweight, easy to absorb and never greasy
- Perfect for any skin type
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Acts as a humectant, meaning it seals your skin with a protective barrier to keep it from losing moisture and becoming irritated or dry
Read More: Jojoba Carrier Oil
Beeswax Free Lip Balm Recipe
- 2 tablespoons Mango Butter
- 1 teaspoon Jojoba Oil
- 12 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil (or oil of choice)
- 4 Lip balm containers
Step 1: Add mango butter and jojoba oil to glass measuring cup. Place glass measuring cup in a pot with about 2 inches of water.
Step 2: Heat on low until melted, remove from heat immediately. (Low heat ensures the butter doesn't burn or granulate)
Step 3: Add essential oil drops to butter and mix in well. You can use any oil that you prefer if you do not want to use Grapefruit. Note: According to Tisserand & Young, Grapefruit is a low risk phototoxic essential oil, recommended maximum dermal use level of 4% (that's equals 24 drops per one ounce). If used over 4%, they recommend that skin not be exposed to sunlight or sunbed rays for 12 hours. This recipe has 12 drops in a little over 1 oz of carrier oil.
Read More: Phototoxic Essential Oils
Step 4: Pour into jar containers, this recipe uses four 1/4 oz lip balm containers. Place lids on and put into refrigerator until set. (This recipe may be too soft for lip stick tubes, I suggest small jars or tins only)
To use, get a dab on finger and rub on lips. It is best to store unused extra containers of lip balm in the refrigerator. Use within 6 months or if ingredients used to make lip balm expire before then).
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